Oneida Public Library announces July calendar of events

July 1

Tech Connect Tutorials, Monday, 2:30to 7 p.m.

Tech Connect’s Caren Bertrand offers free tutoring, by appointment or simply by dropping by, to adults in need of help in using their personal computers or devices. For appointments, call the OPL at 315-363-3050 or sign in online at https://www.cazenoviapubliclibrary.org/tech-connect/.

July 2

Yoga for Seniors, Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Certified Hatha yoga instructor Bill Skinner returns for a new season of weekly Yoga for Seniors, using safe, healthful and relaxing exercises. The program is free, but pre-registration is required.

July 4

Independence Day, Thursday

Closed. The library will be open as usual on Friday, July 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

July 8

Tech Connect Class on Computer Skills: Using Google, Monday, 4 to 6 p.m.

Tech Connect’s Caren Bertrand conducts a free class for adults on using to the fullest Google programs and apps. Those interested should bring their personal devices or laptops if possible.

July 9

Yoga for Seniors, Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Certified Hathi Yoga instructor Bill Skinner returns for a new season of weekly Yoga for Seniors, using safe, healthful and relaxing exercises. The program is free, but pre-registration is required.

July 10

OPL Board Meeting, Wednesday at 9 a.m.

The Oneida Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 9 a.m. in the library’s Local History Room, 220 Broad St., Oneida, to elect board officials for the new fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2019 through to June 30, 2020. The public is invited to attend. The History Room permits barrier-free access to the physically handicapped.

July 10

YOU(th) Decide, Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Under the auspices of the BRiDGES Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse of Madison County, the YOU(th) Decide program will be hosted at Oneida Public Library for young people 12 to 17 years of age in need of becoming aware of gambling behaviors and the risks of underage gambling.

July 11

Summer Story Hour, Thursday at 10 a.m.

OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander invites preschoolers and their parents or guardians to a program of stories, songs and games for summertime fun.

July 11

Red Cross Blood Drive, Thursday, 1 to 6 p.m.

The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the OPL to help relieve severe blood plasma shortages. Those who wish to donate blood should schedule an appointment by calling the Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

July 15-19

The OPL Summer Theater Camp, Monday through Friday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Budding actors aged 8-14 years will have the chance to learn theater skills with Director Tom Lemery and recreate a classic science-fiction radio play, “Nightfall,” based on an Isaac Asimov story. The play offers many choice acting roles plus wonderful sound effects. A workshop performance of the play is scheduled for Friday, July 19, at 5 p.m. Pre-registration at the Oneida Library desk is required (by phone, call 315-363-3050).

July 15

Tech Connect Tutorials, Monday, 2:30 to 7 p.m.

Tech Connect’s Caren Bertrand offers free tutoring, by appointment or simply by dropping by, to adults in need of help in using their personal computers or devices. For appointments, call the OPL at 315-363-3050 or sign in online at https://www.cazenoviapubliclibrary.org/tech-connect/.

July 16

Teen Artists Workshop, Tuesday, noon to 2 p.m.

Talented teens aged 13-18 years will use the OPL’s art supplies to create their own imagined “alternate universe,” using acrylics, glitter and glow-in-the-dark paint. Pre-registration at the Oneida Library desk is required (by phone, call 315-363-3050).

July 16

Yoga for Seniors, Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Certified Hathi Yoga instructor Bill Skinner returns for a new season of weekly Yoga for Seniors, using safe, healthful and relaxing exercises. The program is free, but pre-registration is required.

July 17

Family Sign Language Night, Wednesday at 6 p.m.

All family members can learn the basics, helpful words and phrases of American Sign Language. Megan Gillander, a sign-language adept, will lead the class.

July 18

Summer Story Hour, Thursday at 10 a.m.

OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander invites preschoolers and their parents or guardians to a program of stories, songs and games for summertime fun.

July 18

Pouring for Jewelry, Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Artist and teacher Delynn Orton will guide adult students in acrylic paint pouring, designing lightweight costume jewelry with the poured design as well as creating a small canvas painting. The fee for instruction, art materials and jewelry fixtures is $45 per person. A follow-up class will be held Thursday, July 25, at 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration at the Oneida Library desk is required.

July 20

Rebel Legion comes to the OPL, Saturday at 11 a.m.

The Force will be with you when fully costumed members of the Echo Base Patrol of Rebel Legion home in on the OPL. Rebel Legion is an international volunteer organization made up of Star War fans who make public appearances in costume to raise funds for charity. The program is free and open to children and their parents or guardians.

July 22-26

First Lego League Robotics Workshop, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Back for its seventh year, the robotics workshop led by U.S. Air Force Lab specialists Ralph Kohler and Tandi Paugh is for students who have completed fifth grade. They will program and manipulate tabletop robots made of Legos and programmable controls to tackle special tasks. Pre-registration at the Oneida Library desk is required (by phone, call 315-363-3050).

July 22

Tech Connect Class: Job Searching, Part 1, Monday, 4 to 6 p.m.

Tech Connect’s Caren Bertrand conducts a free class for adults on searching for jobs advertised on the Internet. Those interested should bring their personal devices or laptops if possible.

July 23

Yoga for Seniors, Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Certified Hathi Yoga instructor Bill Skinner returns for a new season of weekly Yoga for Seniors, using safe, healthful and relaxing exercises. The program is free, but pre-registration is required.

July 24

OPL Board Meeting, Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.

The Board of Trustees of Oneida Public Library will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 6:15 p.m. in the library’s Local History Room, 220 Broad St., Oneida. The public is invited to attend. The History Room permits barrier-free access to the physically handicapped.

July 25

Summer Story Hour, Thursday at 10 a.m.

OPL’s Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander invites preschoolers and their parents or guardians to a program of stories, songs and games for summertime fun.

July 29

Tech Connect Tutorials, Monday, 2:30 to 7 p.m.

Tech Connect’s Caren Bertrand offers free tutoring, by appointment or simply by dropping by, to adults in need of help in using their personal computers or devices. For appointments, call the OPL at 315-363-3050 or sign in online at https://www.cazenoviapubliclibrary.org/tech-connect/.

July 30

Teen Artists Workshop, Tuesday, noon to 2 p.m.

Talented teens aged 13-18 years will use the OPL’s drawing supplies to express their own “interior world.” Pre-registration at the Oneida Library desk is required (by phone, call 315-363-3050).

July 30

Yoga for Seniors, Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Certified Hatha yoga instructor Bill Skinner returns for a new season of weekly yoga for seniors, using safe, healthful and relaxing exercises. The program is free, but pre-registration is required.

July 31

Book Talk with Tamara Cantarano, Wednesday at 6 p.m.

The author of the popular children’s book series, “Adventures of Mac the Dog,” Tamara Cantarano will visit the OPL to share one of her stories and songs with young children and their parents or guardians. The program is free and open to the public.

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